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DEFINITIVE List of DVDs only available OUTSIDE the US

Old 11-28-01, 04:14 PM
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Old 11-28-01, 05:00 PM
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France R2

The Big Sky Howard Hawks
Starring Kirk Douglas

Collectors Ed:
Deux versions du film :
- Version courte de 120 minutes (VO/VF)
- Version longue inédite de 136 minutes (VOST)
Coffret collector carré avec étui Digipack
Master numérique restauré
Interview audio de Kirk Douglas (4' - VOST)
Images rares de Howard Hawks, interviewé par Richard Schickel (4' - VOST)
Interview de Richard Schickel - film et tournage (20')
Livret de 16 pages redigé par les "Cahiers"


Bringing up Baby Howard Hawks
Starring Katherine Hepburn, Cary Grant

Collectors Ed:
Theatrical trailer(s)
• Interview d'Howard Hawks
• Portrait d'Howard Hawks par Richard Schickel
• Analyse du jeu de Cary Grant
• Analyse du film par Todd McCarthy
• Bande-annonce
• Livret de 16 pages, rédigé par les Cahiers du Cinéma et illustré de photos du film
• DVD dans un digipak


These are both in the same editions as the version of Suspicion. Anyone know if these also have fixed subtitles?

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Updated.

Also added Party Girl (Parker Posey) to R1 Canada.
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Old 12-02-01, 08:41 AM
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All UK R2:

People Under the Stairs
English Stereo, 16:9 Anamorphic
Biloxi Blues
English 2.0,German 2.0, 4:3Letterbox
The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
English - Mono, German - Mono, 4:3 Letterbox
Silent Running
English - Mono, German - Mono, 4:3 Letterbox
The Serpent and the Rainbow
English 2.0,German 2.0, 16:9 Anamorphic widescreen
Shout at the Devil
Anamorphic transfer (2.35:1), mono sound, trailer, image gallery and filmographies. NOTE: PAL run time is 115 mins - this is NOT the long European cut [/list]
I urge everyone to contribute any titles they know of to this most valuable resource.

Fantastic work Cynthia/
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Hope this helps. Great work btw, cynthia

R2 France:

Ally McBeal Saison 4

Français Dolby Surround Stéréo , Anglais Dolby Surround Stéréo

Will & Grace - Saison 1 : Episodes 1 à 7

Will & Grace - Saison 1 : Episodes 8 à 14

Français Dolby Surround Stéréo , Anglais Dolby Surround Stéréo

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Originally posted by silenzio
Some French discs (French New Wave):

Pierrot le fou (by Jean-Luc Godard) - a must-have version with a glorious anamorphic widescreen picture (forget about the lame Fox Lorber version). In French, English or German, with removable English or Spanish subs.

hey thats great... i own the really lousy FoxLorber one.... dang.
where can i get the gloriously transferred PERRIOT LE FOU??? prod company?

there are 2 versions on amazon.FR but they didnt say if they have english subtitles..... nuts.
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Old 12-02-01, 11:32 PM
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...that would be the new (September 2001) re-release of Pierrot le fou:

http://www.cinestore.com/html/fiche_...age=1&id=10386

...my 1999 edition only has a French soundtrack and French subs...

. . . . . .
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Hi blessthemess,

Hendrik is correct about "Pierrot le fou." The newer version is the one I purchased in September. I'm not sure how it compares with the older version in terms of the image quality, but the newer version is an absolute beauty and looks very vibrant, especially compared with the lame Fox Lorber version that looks awfully flat.

Cynthia, while I am here, I'll list 2 more items (French New Wave DVDs) that I just got from France:

Le beau Serge/Les cousins (aka The Cousins) by Claude Chabrol. They are Chabrol's earlier films that basically started the French New Wave movement in Cinema. Both in French without subs, so you'd better be familiar with the films if you don't speak French (these films are rather dialogue driven). Both in full frame (the original aspect ratio), black & white. A must for any French New Wave fans.

Landru (aka Bluebeard)/L'oeil du malin (aka The Third Lover) by Chabrol again. "Landru" is a retelling of the famous Bluebeard story which features loads of French film stars. On the other hand, "L'oeil du malin" is a great thriller-drama, just like his later masterpieces such as "Le boucher." Again, in French with no subs, but they come with theatrical trailers. "Landru" is in color, while "L'oeil du malin" is in black & white. Both in anamorphic widescreen at 1.66:1.
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R2 France:

Ally McBeal Saison 1

Français Dolby Surround Stéréo , Anglais Dolby Surround Stéréo

Sortie prévue le 18/02/2002

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Old 12-08-01, 10:13 PM
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Updated with these...

CANADA - R1

Anne of Green Gables: The Continuing Story
Best of the Best II
Bloodsport II: The Next Kumite
Bloodsport III
Bullet to Beijing
Canada: A People's History
Croupier
Don Cherry 12
Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth
The Invisible Circus
Joyride
Kirikou and the Sorceress
Ladies Room
Lost Highway
Maelstrom
Mercenary
My Name Is Nobody
National Lampoon's Favorite Deadly Sins
Pros & Cons
Short Cuts
There's Only One Jimmy Grimble
Where Angels Fear to Tread
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Any word when Xena season #2 is being released in the UK.The first season came out in two volumes of three dics.
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Another update!

UK - R2
Monkey Trouble

FRANCE - R2
Bobby G. Can't Swim
Casque d'or
Les Destinees sentimentales
Hot Shots!
Hot Shots! Part Deux
Mademoiselle
Michael Moore's The Big One
Oliver & Company
Sade
La Squale
To Be Or Not to Be
Yamakasi
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R2 Germany
Powaqquatsi http://us.imdb.com/Title?0095895
Flash Gordon http://us.imdb.com/Title?0080745

Tut, tut Benedict - you promised this wouldn”t fall off the first page
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Old 12-19-01, 06:18 AM
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Well, I think this one qualifies:
Stargate Region 2 (UK)

Additional compared to Region 1:
anamorphic enhanced widescreen version
DTS Surround (in addition to DD)
Audio Commentary by Director Roland Emmerich and Producer Dean Devlin
Trailer
Promo Reel and Photo Gallery
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exm,

Unless it's cut, edited or pan & scan here in Region 1, it doesn't qualify for this list.

This is only for films that are "more complete" in other regions compared to the US. I guess extras do add more to the film, but by more complete I mean the actual film being in its proper aspect ratio or uncut.

It'd be great if I could include all the films that have more extras or an anamorphic transfer, but I fear those would get in the way of members seeing the DVDs that are out there, but not available here in region 1.

Maybe someone could make some sort of "best version available" list? I know that would be very subjective and a difficult thing to do since no one has access to compare one DVD from all regions first-hand.
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Originally posted by cynthia
exm,

Unless it's cut, edited or pan & scan here in Region 1, it doesn't qualify for this list.

This is only for films that are "more complete" in other regions compared to the US. I guess extras do add more to the film, but by more complete I mean the actual film being in its proper aspect ratio or uncut.

It'd be great if I could include all the films that have more extras or an anamorphic transfer, but I fear those would get in the way of members seeing the DVDs that are out there, but not available here in region 1.

Maybe someone could make some sort of "best version available" list? I know that would be very subjective and a difficult thing to do since no one has access to compare one DVD from all regions first-hand.
I agree... but then not! If it is ONLY the transfer OR the extra's you would have a point but here's a title with a better image (anamorphic), sound (DTS) and extra's thus justifying a purchase IMO! Isn't the purpose of this list to hint which movies are a definite buy in another region? Just my 0.02....
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Originally posted by exm
I agree... but then not! If it is ONLY the transfer OR the extra's you would have a point but here's a title with a better image (anamorphic), sound (DTS) and extra's thus justifying a purchase IMO! Isn't the purpose of this list to hint which movies are a definite buy in another region? Just my 0.02....
You have a good point, there. But then we get down to the subjectivity of what's a "must buy." Say a DVD is anamorphic with DTS sound but bare-bones in Australia and that same DVD is anamorphic with DD5.1 and a ton of extras somewhere in Europe. It just depends on the buyer's preference.

I think I'd keel over from maintaining such a list.

But anyone else who wants to is welcome to it.
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All I wanna know is why a great thread like this isn't a sticky?
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The extended TV version of David Lynch's DUNE is available in Region 2 Japan (NTSC) and England (PAL). Maybe other regions too... but unavailable in R1.


And that's great news about The Last Unicorn. I'm heading over to Amazon.de to pick it up right now!
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Abre Los Ojos

Dear Henk,

In the Netherlands I bought ABRE LOS OJOS with a DTS-soundtrack. It's a pity no anamorphic video.

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Uno Mass

Another Bunuel film on a French dvd with subs is Los Olvidados. Just like The Criminal Life Of Archibaldo De La Cruz it has English and French subs. The disc is also region 0 and NTSC. The Dvd has a short film or documentary called Land Without Bread wich is about 30 mins and as far as I could tell had no subs.
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Thanks, ScreachingWeasel.

I also added Tart (2001) -- available in R3 / Hong Kong.
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ScreachingWeasel, what is the language of "Land without Bread"? This is a hilarious short and definitely my favorite. The English-dubbed version is more preferable than the subtitled version (the film only contains a narration), but from your post I assume the DVD doesn't contain any English language?
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Originally posted by silenzio
ScreachingWeasel, what is the language of "Land without Bread"? This is a hilarious short and definitely my favorite. The English-dubbed version is more preferable than the subtitled version (the film only contains a narration), but from your post I assume the DVD doesn't contain any English language?
No English subs or language. I think it was Spanish, but I didn't listen to much since there were no subs. I'll check it out latter today maybe.
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ER Season 6 is now available in Japan. Rocky 1-5 is available in 16x9. Network (the movie) is also in 16x9. Ally Mcbeal Season 3 is available or is soon to be available.

Also, for old movie fans: Gold Rush (the 1925 version) in 82 minutes is available (albeit with nonremovable Japanese subtitles) and The African Queen is also available.

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